|Flag of Karachay-Cherkessia|
|Adopted||Febuary 3, 1994|
The flag has three horizontal stripes of light blue, green and red; in the middle of the green stripe, in its full width, there is a light circle (ring) with the sun rising from behind mountains, with five doubled wide long and six thin short beams. On the emblem, a sun rising from behind a mountain, showing ten larger and six smaller beams — the larger beams are described as being double. If complete (4 to 8 o’clock is obscured by the mountain), this sun would show 24 rays: 16 large beams arranged in pairs interpolated with 8 smaller ones.
Blue symbolizes peace, kind motives and quiet. Green represents nature, fertility and wealth. Red is for the warmth and unity of the people. The mountains in the centre recall the scenery of the republic.